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J-K Assembly dissolution: Sajad Lone dares PDP to move court, says they don’t have the numbers

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 November 2018, 01:53 PM
We are happy that we got the dynastic parties together, says Sajad Lone (Photo: File)
We are happy that we got the dynastic parties together, says Sajad Lone (Photo: File)

People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Friday dared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to move court against the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday evening.

“We staked the claim as we had the numbers. Had there been a floor test or had we been told to bring in the numbers, then that which is within the purview of the constitution would have happened,” news agency ANI quoted Sajad Lone as saying.

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“If they (PDP) are so aggrieved they can go to the court but they will not because they don't have the numbers. But we are happy that we got these dynastic parties together,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed an intense political drama on Wednesday after former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti claimed to form a coalition government with sworn enemies, the National Conference and the Congress finally resulting in the dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik.

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Mehbooba Mufti’s efforts to form a government got a boost after former deputy chief minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig openly supported the third front. “I would leave the party if the third front emerges,” Baig said addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Tuesday. According to Baig, the PDP failed to live up to its vision.

First Published: Friday, November 23, 2018 10:25 AM
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